Industry Data & Research

Industry data and research for professional home builders and remodelers.

Model kitchen by Cuisines Laurier

January 15, 2016

Homebuyers want bigger kitchens, while soaking tubs are vying with larger showers for space in the bath.

Federal Reserve Raises Short-Term Interest Rates

The Eccles Building in Washington, D.C., home of the Federal Reserve's headquarters. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

December 17, 2015

Fed officials say they intend to raise rates gradually, if economic growth continues.

Professional Builder exclusive research: 2016 market forecast survey
December 15, 2015

Survey participants express cautious optimism, hoping for continuing improvement in the home building cycle next year

Year in Review: 2015’s Best and Worst Small U.S. Cities
December 10, 2015

The South, Midwest, and Northeast dominate top spots, while California towns flunked

Housing for MIllennials: Where’s Hot, Where’s Not

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December 08, 2015

Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Memphis top the list

10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016

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December 02, 2015

All the cities that made the list had 60 percent more listing page views than the U.S. average

Fannie and Freddie to Raise Loan Limits in 29 Costly Counties
November 30, 2015

Affected counties can be found from Washington to Massachusetts

High Share of Millennials Living With Parents Might Be the New Normal
November 24, 2015

Housing economist Jed Kolko says the entire increase in young adults living with their parents can be explained in demographic shifts

Midwestern Cities Have the Highest Credit Scores
November 20, 2015

The top three in Experian’s list of cities with the highest average credit scores are in Minnesota


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